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provisional

Pronunciation: /prəˈvɪʒnəl; prəˈvɪʒənl/

Translation of provisional in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • provisional, provisorio (South America/América del Sur) provisional driving licence (British English/inglés británico) licencia or (Spain/España) permiso (masculine) de conducción provisional the Provisional IRA el IRA provisional
    Example sentences
    • Obviously, in order to enable a person who has been disqualified to pass a test, he would have to be able to drive and obtain a provisional licence to do so.
    • The court also heard that on April 2 this year, although she only has a provisional driving licence, she drove unaccompanied along the M4.
    • He also admitted to driving with faulty brakes and steering, and to driving illegally with a provisional licence, which he got following a previous disqualification.

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